Photojournalism

Fermo Immagine: Fotografie by Enzo Sellerio

Fermo Immagine: Fotografie by Enzo Sellerio

Enzo Sellerio is unquestionably one of the most authoritative voices of the Italian photographers of the second half of the twentieth century whose personal experiences helped identify the landscape and social dimensions of their land. For fifty years Sellerio has given us the accomplished picture of a Sicily not yet overrun by a globalisation of customs and thought. He has…
Biography: photojournalist George Rodger

Biography: photojournalist George Rodger

George Rodger (19 March 1908 – 24 July 1995) was a British photojournalist noted for his work in Africa and for taking photographs of the death camps at Bergen-Belsen at the end of the Second World War. His pictures of the London blitz brought him to the attention of Life magazine, and he became a war correspondent. He won eighteen…
Biography: photojournalist Yale Joel

Biography: photojournalist Yale Joel

Yale Joel (1919 – 2006) began his career as a professional photographer when he was 19 years old, served as a combat photographer during World War II, and several years later became a member of the famous LIFE magazine photography staff. Working out of the LIFE bureaus in Washington, Paris, Boston and New York, he established an early reputation as…
Biography: Photojournalist and Fashion photographer Frank Horvat

Biography: Photojournalist and Fashion photographer Frank Horvat

Frank Horvat is a photographer born on April 28, 1928 in Abbazia (Italy), now Opatija (Croatia), presently living and working in France. He is best known for his fashion photography, published between the mid 1950s and the end of the 1980s, but his photographic opus includes photojournalism, portraiture, landscape, nature and sculpture.
Biography: Photojournalist Morris Engel

Biography: Photojournalist Morris Engel

Morris Engel (April 8, 1918 – 5 March, 2005) was an American photographer. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School and joined the Photo League in 1936 where he met Aaron Siskind and Paul Strand who became major influences in his life. He worked on the paper PM, and then enlisted in the Navy, where he was a combat photographer. He…
Tomasz Gudzowaty: Synchronized Swimming

Tomasz Gudzowaty: Synchronized Swimming

Synchronized swimming, once known as water ballet, has grown from its humble origins to become a fully organized, internationally competitive sport, reaching the Olympics in 1984. It’s a female dominated discipline, though men compete internationally. Competitions are organized into four categories: solo, duet, team (four to eight swimmers), and combination (ten swimmers). Although synchronized swimming is a graceful and gentle…
Biography: Photojournalist Ara Guler

Biography: Photojournalist Ara Guler

Ara Guler (born August 16, 1928 in Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish Armenian photojournalist, nicknamed “the Eye of Istanbul” or “the Photographer of Istanbul”. He began his journalistic career in 1950 on the Yeni Istanbul newspaper while still a student at the Faculty of Economics. On completing his military service he began work on the Hayat magazine, where he…
Tomasz Gudzowaty: Mexico’s Car Frenzy

Tomasz Gudzowaty: Mexico’s Car Frenzy

The small but lively and growing community of automotive enthusiasts in Mexico City consists of people who mostly have to work hard and full time to support their passion. but they are ready to devote any spare moment to their classic, fancy, custom tuned, muscle or otherwise exceptional cars. And they never miss any opportunity to gather together to appreciate…
Tomasz Gudzowaty: Urban golf in India

Tomasz Gudzowaty: Urban golf in India

Golf is often considered a game of the wealthy (which it normally is), but its modern, elitist form evolved from a simple farm game. The essential equipment consists of a crooked stick and balls, and virtually any area can be used as a course. In this way, golf can be played by people from all walks of life. A group of boys living in…
Tomasz Gudzowaty: Monsters of the Deep

Tomasz Gudzowaty: Monsters of the Deep

The southern elephant seal is the largest carnivore living today. The seal gets its name from its giant size and the large proboscis of the adult males, resembling an elephant’s trunk. According to an 18th-century description, the “Monsters of the Deep” make “dreadful Howlings and Voices which seem too terrible for Human Ears”. Indeed, they can be extremely noisy and…
Biography: Robert Frank

Biography: Robert Frank

Robert Frank (born November 9, 1924) is an American photographer. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, was influential, and earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and nuanced outsider’s view of American society. Frank later expanded into film and video and experimented with manipulating photographs and photomontage. Born in Switzerland, Frank grew…
Biography: Documentary photographer Margaret Bourke-White

Biography: Documentary photographer Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White (1904 – 1971) was an American documentary photographer. Margaret Bourke-White was one of the most famous and most successful photographers of her time. Her combination of intelligence, talent, ambition, and flexibility made her an ideal contributor to the new group journalism that developed during the thirties. Bourke-White was already noted as a photographer of industrial subjects when she…
Biography: Documentary photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Biography: Documentary photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Manuel Alvarez Bravo (1902 – 2002) was Mexico’s first principal artistic photographer and is the most important figure in 20th-century Latin American photography. He was born and raised in Mexico City. While he took art classes at the Academy of San Carlos, his photography is self-taught. His career spanned from the late 1920s to the 1990s with is artistic peak…
Tomasz Gudzowaty captures Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines

Tomasz Gudzowaty captures Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines

Despite the preparations taken shortly before Typhoon Haiyan entered the Philippines, the scale of destruction and the death toll were enormous. On November 8, 2013 the city of Tacloban in the Region of Eastern Visayas, 580 km southeast of Manila. was hit by the typhoon with full force. A US Marine air survey made on the next day revealed dead…
Biography: Documentary photographer Lee Friedlander

Biography: Documentary photographer Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander (born July 14, 1934) is an American photographer. In the 1960s and 70s, working primarily with 35mm cameras and black and white film, Friedlander evolved an influential and often imitated visual language of urban “social landscape,” with many of his photographs including fragments of store-front reflections, structures framed by fences, posters and street signs. In 1963 he got…
Biography: War photographer Nick Ut

Biography: War photographer Nick Ut

Nick Ut (born March 29, 1951), is a photographer for the Associated Press (AP) who works out of Los Angeles. His best known photo is the Pulitzer Prize-winning picture of Phan Thị Kim Phúc, who was photographed as a naked 9-year-old girl running toward the camera to flee a South Vietnamese napalm attack on invading North Vietnamese at the Trảng…
Interview with Photojournalist / Documentary photographer Tomasz Lazar

Interview with Photojournalist / Documentary photographer Tomasz Lazar

Born 1985 in Szczecin, Poland. An independent photographer, a graduate of the West Pomeranian University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology. Winner of photography contests in Poland and abroad (e.g. the Sony World Photography Award, the International Photography Award, BZWBK Press Photo, Grand Press Photo, Lumix Festival for Young Journalism, Grand Prix at Photo Festival in Łódź).…
Biography: Ken Domon

Biography: Ken Domon

Ken Domon (25 October 1909 – 15 September 1990) is one of the most renowned Japanese photographers of the 20th century. He is most celebrated as a photojournalist, though he may have been most prolific as a photographer of Buddhist temples and statuary. After WW2 Domon started with documenting the aftermath of the war, focusing on society and the lives…
Chinese Humiliation Parade in New York City in 1938

Chinese Humiliation Parade in New York City in 1938

Twelve thousand Chinese people from all parts of the Metropolitan area closed their laundries and other businesses to take part in the largest demonstration ever staged in the United States. It observed China’s “National Humiliation Day,” the annual holiday on which China’s people pause to recall Japan’s humiliating twenty-one demands of May 9, 1915. Via LIFE archives